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The Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule protects consumers by promoting competition among providers of funeral goods – including independent casket retailers – according to the FTC in an amicus brief filed in federal district court in the matter of Powers v. Harris.
The Commission has received two applications from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of non-affiliated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and alternative cable broadband service agreements. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the Decision and Order finalized by the Commission...
On October 8-10, 2002, the Federal Trade Commission will host a three-day public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to...
  What: A media availability to discuss a three-day public workshop that will explore the potential anticompetitive effects on e-commerce of certain state regulations, and how certain e-commerce business practices may raise antitrust concerns. The regulations impose costs on consumers that,...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the July 10 and July 11, 2002 sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These...
In an initial decision filed on June 20, 2002, and announced today, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) James P. Timony ordered a series of companies, all of which are subsidiaries of French corporation Vivendi Universal S.A., among other things to cease and desist from entering into "any combination,...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Rambus, Inc., based in Los Altos, California, with violating federal antitrust laws by deliberately engaging in a pattern of anticompetitive acts and practices that served to deceive an industry-wide standard-setting organization, resulting in adverse...
The Commission filed an administrative complaint charging that between 1991 and 1996 Rambus, Inc. joined and participated in the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC), the leading standard-setting industry for computer memory. According to the complaint, while a member of...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the May 2, 2002 session in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." This session will...
The Commission charged Biovail Corporation with illegally acquiring an exclusive patent license for Tiazac, a pharmaceutical used to treat high blood pressure and chronic chest pain. The complaint further alleged that Biovail, in an effort to maintain its monopoly, wrongfully listed...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division today announced topics, times and locations, and participants for upcoming April and May sessions of their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division today announced topics, updated times and locations, and participants for sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy" on April 9 through...
In comments provided yesterday to the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Opticians, staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Office of Policy Planning of the Federal Trade Commission said that a restrictive interpretation of state laws related to the sale of contact lenses may seriously...
The Commission has received an application from Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) requesting that the FTC reopen and set aside the final order in the matter of Time Warner, Inc., et al. (Docket No. C-3709), as it applies to Liberty and to dismiss Liberty as a respondent. According to the...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced topics, times and locations, and participants for the March sessions of their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." The hearings...
The Commission has received an application from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission on...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced topics, updated times and locations, and participants for many of the upcoming sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based...
Amicus brief for the Federal Trade Commission, supporting argument of generic drug manufacturer that allegedly wrongful listing of patents in the FDA's "Orange Book" is not immune from antitrust liability.

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